Make some noise with Jack Kendrick

Jack Kendrick

Ever wondered why you crave the radio or have a need for your favourite song at certain times in the day? Music engages the neocortex of the brain triggering a sense of calm achieved through increased dopamine levels. This can lead to a euphoric sensation, ultimate happiness, usually achieved in the arms of others at a festival or while running at a 125bpm, or as a catharsis outlet. Had a rough week at work? Fallen out with a friend, stubbed a toe, dropped a pen, struggling with your sense of self? Switch up the sound, scream, cry, shout.

Jack Kendrick is a shouter, because ” as a lot of musicians know, people you’re playing too don’t particularly care about your problems so sometimes I just make sure I say them loudly so people don’t have a choice but to listen. I shout stories about things I’ve done/experienced and I hope that the few people that do listen can relate and put themselves in my shoes”. 

Jack Kendrick

Jack shares himself in his sings in hope that as well as understanding themselves the audience will understand him too. This is especially in his more personal releases such as “Favourite Lie” and “My Bones”. Both are very raw and authentic, the sound of Jack’s soul, sticking close to the first drafts lyrically and allowing a telescope into Jack’s mentality, if you’re in need of knowing how these songs go you’ll have to attend one of Jack’s shows as they’re not yet released.

His most recent release, Untold truths, came about because Jack was compared to Frank Turner, Corey Taylor, and Gary Lightbody  and who he had seen as inspirations, trying to emulate them in his sound before realising he could never be the giants he looked upon but he could be as genuine and authentic as being honest and raw with himself and sticking to that.

Untold Truths by Jack Kendrick

Music also increases memory retention, an audible de ja vu, Jack recalls a particular memory from his days in a band. “Despite playing in a rough Boston pub we played the song “Gay Bar” by Electric Six.As the bassist was singing it we was going around the pub strip teasing the patrons and, at one point, he wrapped his shirt around this mountain of a man. We were terrified for the rest of the gig because the guy just wouldn’t stop staring at us, looked like he wanted to kill us. The set ended and we were trying so hard to pack down as quickly as possible when the mountain walks over and crumbles into laughter saying that no one who’s ever played there has ever even attempted to include the audience like we did and he ended up buying us all drinks and was genuinely a nice person” evidencing music can melt our borders, remove judgement and bring us together.

Confessions Jack Kendrick

Jack is also lead vocalist for Morning Theory band and After Atlantis. Read more about After Atlantis here.

Songs can also improve our immune systems by decreasing stress, boosting self-esteem and boost short term confidence. For Jack, music became a safe space. He started performing for people when he was just 12 , preparing him for his first paid gig at the age of fifteen and he hasn’t looked back since. This ingrained impetus has found him discovered on BBC Introducing as well as being one of their featured artists and having 33 monthly listeners on spotify.

Sail On, Jack Kendrick

The 11 years of giving has helped jack learn to express himself and his emotions when words haven’t been enough. The sound has united him with like-minded people as well as himself. Sometimes music is the greatest communicator, the closest we have to telepathy, the lyrics could be coded or clear, but we all find our own meaning, ourselves in the singing, we become the ones on stage and the musician in the crowd, learning to look up at themselves instead of down, am immersive role reversal which allows listener and listened to, to be understood.

Remember Sukko? Well look at them now

Bringing you Indie Bangers straight from their kitchen. (Read my inital interview with them here to understand that)

Sukko

A catch up with this band was needed after the announcement their new single “In My Head ” is out now so check it out

In My Head Sukko

From their album A Violent deep feel’ the melodic ,synth instrumental to this song evokes a soft feeling, a ray of sunlight through an open window or a stroll in the local park, feeling light, not bothering with a jacket and being out soley for the breeze is a complete contrast to the chorus which seems to be about the torment of being trapped inside your own head.

It’s tone quickly becomes quite haunting the familiar voice of Felix Jordan becomes that belonging to consequence, guilt. It demonstrates how capricious life is, how instantaneous change comes and how quickly you can go from being stable on the ground to lying on the floor.

The atmospheric instrumental is brought to us by Matt Thompson on the trumpet and keyboard, Ben Alexander on the foreboding drums, James Jordan and Eliot Clarke on guitar

Sukko

The band shared the inspiration for their song with me “The song is an exploration of many of the negatives felt by everyone from time to time, anxiety,stress and loneliness. The songs emotional essence also highlights the need for escapism,the need to find inner peace , to seperate one’s self from the world whilst understanding we must return to re andality face our issues, ask for help if need be”

Since our initial interview back in August the band have evolved in terms of improving their song writing and their live performances. Their music ”is constantly adapting, transcending from one style to another to fit certain mood or prescient topics. These attitudes are evident in both ‘Take Your Time’ and ‘In My Head’, the latter of which is more experimental in it’s approach to production with more synths and textures, it is quite an immersive experience”

Take Your Time By Sukko

This will be their sixth single as band since forming in 2018.